cloudyn.png
Tuesday August 3rd, 2021 10:46PM

Warrant: Caretaker put baby facedown for nap, killing him

By The Associated Press

DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) — A 4-month-old baby who died at a day care operated out of a Georgia woman's basement was laid to sleep on his stomach and left for nearly three hours, according to police documents obtained by a news outlet.

The child was found unresponsive at the day care in Dunwoody on Feb. 3, authorities said. Little Lovey Daycare owner Amanda Hickey, 45, was charged with felony murder and cruelty to children in the death.

Documents obtained by WSB-TV allege Hickey told investigators she put the baby down for a nap in a playpen and laid him on his back, in line with state regulations, but the child rolled over onto his stomach. Security video, however, showed Hickey actually placed the infant facedown and did not return to check on him for hours, according to authorities.

Hickey later discovered the child was not breathing and called 911. The baby was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Warrants said Hickey was watching at least seven other children at the time. State guidelines mandate that home day cares accommodate only six children and two additional children on a part-time capacity.

Hickey’s lawyer said she plans to plead not guilty and will seek to be released on bail. She remained jailed Tuesday, according to DeKalb County records.

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Online - Georgia News, AP Online Headlines - Georgia News
© Copyright 2021 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Buttigieg to quarantine after security agent gets COVID-19
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg will quarantine for 14 days after a member of his security detail tested positive Monday for the coronavirus
7:44PM ( 13 minutes ago )
Trump's trial starting: 'Grievous crime' or just 'theater'?
It's the eve of Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment trial
7:20PM ( 38 minutes ago )
Dems propose $1,400 payments as part of Biden virus relief
Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee are proposing an additional $1,400 in direct payments to individuals, bolstered unemployment benefits and more generous tax breaks for families with children and for lower earners
7:12PM ( 45 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Braves bring back Ozuna on $65 million, 4-year deal
The Atlanta Braves are bringing back Marcell Ozuna, signing the slugger to a $65 million, four-year deal
11:52AM ( 8 hours ago )
Young, Capela pace Hawks in 132-121 win over Raptors
Trae Young had 28 points and 13 assists, Clint Capela finished with 23 points and 16 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks held off the Toronto Raptors 132-121 to snap a three-game losing streak
11:50PM ( 1 day ago )
Ozuna's return ensures Braves remain serious title contender
There were plenty of smiles as the Atlanta Braves held a Zoom call to welcome Marcell Ozuna back to the fold
5:29PM ( 2 days ago )
AP Online - Georgia News
AP Online Headlines - Georgia News
Buttigieg to quarantine after security agent gets COVID-19
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg will quarantine for 14 days after a member of his security detail tested positive Monday for the coronavirus
7:44PM ( 13 minutes ago )
Trump's trial starting: 'Grievous crime' or just 'theater'?
It's the eve of Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment trial
7:20PM ( 38 minutes ago )
Dems propose $1,400 payments as part of Biden virus relief
Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee are proposing an additional $1,400 in direct payments to individuals, bolstered unemployment benefits and more generous tax breaks for families with children and for lower earners
7:12PM ( 45 minutes ago )
Some court workers, not on priority list, still get vaccine
Some state and federal judges and court staffers are getting access to Idaho’s limited doses of coronavirus vaccine even though they aren't on the state’s vaccine priority list
7:06PM ( 51 minutes ago )
The Latest: Miss. says out-of-staters showing up for vaccine
Officials in Mississippi say about 2% of the coronavirus vaccinations given so far in the state have gone to people with out-of-state addresses
7:02PM ( 56 minutes ago )